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Author Topic: Burgman 650 Stopper Bolt Issue - VERY IMPORTANT!!  (Read 41169 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2020, 05:07:11 PM »

As minimac said, preventive changing of the belt in the 650 is hard to justify from a cost standpoint unless you are willing to do the work yourself.  If you are mechanically inclined and have the place and tools to do the work it is possible.  I've now changed the belts in 4 different 650s.  It is a big job and the first time you do it will probably take a couple of days at least.   

If you plan to pay someone to do it expect to pay a minimum $1500 and maybe more depending on the shops labor billing rates.  Most of that cost is for the labor required to get the CVT out of the bike so that the belt can be changed then reinstalling it. 

At 47K I would not be to worried about the belt breaking.  If you have been diligent about keeping the CVT filter clean, you followed Suzuki recommendations for break in when the bike was new and you have not subjected the bike to conditions that could increase heat build up in the CVT; you likely will get 70 to 80K out of the belt.
Heat is the villain that shortens the life of the belt. 

If you rode it like you stole it when new then excessive slippage before break in caused heat that could shorten the life.  If you never clean the CVT filter then restricted cooling air flow caused heat that could shorten belt life.  Ditto for revving the engine against the brake for fast take off, pulling trailers,  carrying excessive weight loads, etc. 

07 Burgman 650, 151,526 miles
06 Burgman 400, 52,021 miles
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